How to Knit the Austrian Long Tail Cast On

How to Knit the Austrian Long Tail Cast On

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Austrian Long Tail Cast On. A variation of the long tail cast on that creates a slightly different look and feel to the edge.

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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A Pair of Knitting Needles


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Pattern Instructions

    Skill: Easy

  1. Step 1

    take tail of yarn and measure out about 5st by wrapping the yarn around my needle, this will count for about 5 sts. use this to meausre the length of yarn you willl need for you cast on

  2. Step 2

    Take loop and insert thumb and forefinger between the loop and grab the two strands of yarn in the bottom part of your palm, stretch thumb and forefinger out to create a bridge

  3. Step 3

    Place needle on top of the bridge and twist it around, shift fingers back to make a sling shot of sorts.

  4. Step 4

    Pick up outside edge of yarn on thumb with knitting needle, come under and through the middle of the loop

  5. Step 5

    Come around the outside strand of yarn and pick up the center

  6. Step 6

    Come back through the loop on your thumb

  7. Step 7

    Release both strands of yarn from thumb and forefinger

  8. Step 8

    Tighten down the stitch onto the needle

  9. Step 9

    Reset fingers to start over again

Swatch Photos

Example of the Austrian Long Tail Cast On

Example of the Austrian Long Tail Cast On (Click for Larger)


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